El Hierro, the first self-sufficient island thanks to the renewable energies

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“El Hierro, the spanish island the smallest of the Canary Islands, with just 10,000 residents is about to do something amazing. It plans to completely sever ties with the traditional power grid and move entirely to renewable energy. The island plans to become completely self sufficient next month when its 11.5 megawatt wind farm kicks into gear.El Hierro already has a water turbine that generates electricity, and the added wind power will enable the island to go totally off-grid.”

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 (via inhabitat)